New Bestseller Selections for March 09
We have added some new books to our Bestsellers Collection. You can find these popular books in the library's second floor's reading room.
- Patricia Cornwell, Scarpetta (PS 3553 .O692 S26 2008). Cornwell, who has won various awards for her fiction including the prestigious Gold Dagger for Crime Fiction, returns with a new Kay Scarpetta novel. This time, the forensic investigator takes an assignment in New York City.
- W.E.B. Griffin, Black Ops: A Presidential Agent Novel (PS 3557 .R489137 B55 2008). Booklist says of the Presidential Agent series, "The Castillo novels offer timely plots and enough firepower to keep the action-adventure crowd happy." This time Castillo is after terrorists who killed an American diplomat in Buenos Aires.
- Michael Davis, Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street (PN 1992.77 .S43 D38 2008). Sesame Street debuted in 1969, and it is still going strong. Read the history of this program from the people who made it with a collection of narratives, memoirs, and extensive interviews.
- George R.R. Martin, Busted Flush: A Wild Cards Mosaic Novel (PS 648 .S3 B87 2008). In 1946, an alien virus rewrites human DNA, creating the Aces (humans who gain superpowers) and the deformed Jokers. Of course, it could be worse, and you could be part of the 90% of those who "drew the Black Queen" (i.e. came into contact with the virus and simply died). Busted Flush is the latest in the Wild Cards series, and it draws on today's headlines. If you are looking for something a little different in your science fiction, or you enjoy comic books, give this a try.
- Patricia Weitz, College Girl (PS 3623 .E4616 C65 2008). This is the debut novel where, according to Booklist, "Weitz masterfully captures the collegiate atmosphere as seen through the eyes of a troubled, sympathetic young woman.”
- Bernard Cornwell, Agincourt (PR 6053 .O75 A35 2009). The Washington Post's "greatest writer of historical adventures today" returns with another historical tale, this time during one of the great battles in British history.
- John Grisham, The Associate (PS 3557 .R5355 A88 2009C). Grisham returns with another legal thriller. Kyle McAvoy comes from small-town York, Pennsylvania. He does great in college, and he seems to have the future ahead of him. But he has a dark secret, and it falls into the wrong hands. Time magazine says, "You're peering into a secret world of power and money. What more could you or any red-blooded American ask for?”
- Richard North Patterson, Eclipse (PS 3566 .A8242 E25 2009). And here we have another great legal thriller featuring a lawyer who specializes in international litigation defending a falsely accused defendant in an oil-rich nation controlled by a ruthless dictator.
- Ted Dekker, Kiss (PS 3554 .E43 K57 2008). If you like your suspense with an evangelical Christian perspective, then Dekker is your man. Winner of the Christy Award in 2004, Dekker returns with a new novel full of thrills and twists, and it all starts with a woman who wakes up in a hospital bed missing six months of her memories.
- Christopher Moore, Fool (PS 3563 .O594 F66 2009). Moore basically takes the tragedy of King Lear and turns it into a comedy. Get a look at the king's court from the perspective of his court fools Pocket and Drool.
- Kristin Hannah, True Colors (PS 3558 .A4763 T78 2009). Hannah's 17th novel gives readers a look at the bonds of sisterhood with the story of the Grey sisters. This is a story of jealousy, betrayal, and passion.
- John Birmingham, Without Warning (PR 9619.3 .B5136 W58 2009). This is an alternate history novel where the U.S. disappears. If you like Tom Clancy for his technothrillers and realism and Michael Crichton for his scientific speculation, you will like this novel.
- Lincoln Child, Terminal Freeze (PS 3553 .H4839 T47 2009). Paleoecologist Evan Marshall goes to study global warming in the Artic Circle, but he makes an astonishing discovery. And of course, the sponsors of the expedition want to put all on television. This assumes anyone gets out alive. The Texas Star calls it "top-notch science fiction," and writer Clive Cussler, known for his thrillers, calls this novel "harrowing and brilliantly conceived.”
- Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, Luke's Story (PS 3562 .A315 L85 2009). From the authors who created the Left Behind series, we get the story of Luke the evangelist.
- Katherine Center, Everyone is Beautiful: A Novel (PS 3603 .E67 E84 2009). Center brings the story of a young mother who moves from Houston to Massachusetts with her musician husband.
- Roberto Bolaño, 2666: A Novel (PQ 8098.12 .O38 A12213 2008). Now you can read the great five part novel from the late Chilean-Mexican writer. This edition is translated from Spanish by Natasha Wimmer, who also translated The Savage Detectives.
- Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care: A Novel (PS 3566 .I372 H36 2009). Sean and Charlotte O'Keefe are like any other new parents who hope their child is born healthy. When little Willow arrives, she is not healthy, and their faith and love are tested.